“CHEO Needs You” CTV television special to air Monday, October 9 in support of CHEO

This Thanksgiving Monday, CTV Ottawa will air a very special program in support of CHEO-OCTC. CHEO Needs You is a 30 minute television show that will introduce viewers to four CHEO patients, their families and some of the CHEO staff who care for them. A visit inside the Oncology Department, Research Institute, the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) and Roger Neilson House will demonstrate the breadth of services available at CHEO.

The program will air on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the CTV News at Six. Viewers will meet 15-year-old cancer patient Tyra Liko and her family who are with her every step of the way. You will be inspired by four-year-old Malakai Richter who suffered a stroke while still in the womb and is now making great strides thanks to the combination of learning and therapy he receives at OCTC. We will learn about support services available at Roger Neilson House through the eyes of one family who lost a child and get an update on innovative work being done at the CHEO Research Institute.

Donations made by phone or online during the show will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to our sponsors Surgenor Automotive Group and TELUS!

Viewers will be able to make donations to CHEO during the broadcast by calling 1-866-447-4442 or online at www.cheofoundation.com. @CHEOhospital #cheoneedsu

What: “CHEO Needs You” TV Special for CHEO

When: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Tune in to: CTV Ottawa

For more information contact:

Len Hanes
Director of Communications
CHEO Foundation
(613)737-2784